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May 29, 2013

Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 161 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 244 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 520 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 957 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

The combined scorecards from a number of activist groups shows the Utah Legislature shifted toward the political center during the 2013 session [Tribune].

Lobbyist and gun advocate Clark Aposhian is arrested in a dispute with a Cottonwood Heights couple. Bonus: the incident involves a 2.5 ton military surplus truck [Tribune, Deseret News, KSL].

A Utah company seemingly endorsed by former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is fined $110,000 by the state for illegal business activities [Tribune].

Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love says she’s “disappointed” by the allegations against Attorney General John Swallow, but she won’t go so far to say he should step down [Deseret News, KSL].

Former President George W. Bush speaks in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, but his speech is closed to the media and general public [Tribune].

Deseret Industries is cutting the hours of workers to avoid a provision in ObamaCare that would require the LDS Church-owned business to provide health coverage for employees [Tribune].

Philanthropist Beverly Taylor Sorensen passes away at the age of 89 [Tribune, Deseret News].

Former U.S. Senate candidate Cherilyn Eagar plans to take her fight against Common Core educational standards to the legislature [Daily Herald].

The number of alcohol-related fatalities in Utah dropped in 2012 [Tribune].

West Valley City Councilman Don Christensen announces his bid for Mayor of that city [Tribune, Deseret News].

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Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Expand Medicaid: The numbers show no reason not to

Utah consumer confidence strong; U.S. attitudes rise to five-year high

Green Tea company backed by ex-A.G. Mark Shurtleff is fined

Immigration debate poses challenge for gay Latinos

Forest Service overhauls fees at Utah's Mirror Lake, American Fork

Utah attorney general's office: high work, low morale

Utah police policies vary on use of undocumented immigrants as informants

Utah ranchers, county dig heels in on road access

West Valley City councilman to run for mayor

Health care reform sparks University Hospital ER expansion

Environmental groups decry lack of pollution permits for Utah refineries

S.L. City Council discussed proposed bike lanes, changes for Sunnyside Avenue

Utah gun rights advocate Clark Aposhian arrested for threats

Former President Bush in Salt Lake City on Wednesday

Mormon-owned DI cuts workers' hours, avoids Obamacare rule

Deseret News

Op-ed: We need real primaries in Utah

Op-ed: Broken immigration system loses jobs

Editorial: Extinguishing worldwide malnutrition is relatively inexpensive, worthwhile

West Valley councilman announces bid for mayor

Rep. Chris Stewart says school improvement best handled at local level

Utah gun lobbyist arrested in alleged harassment, trespassing incident

Colorado River woes: States look to three-pronged search for solutions

Mia Love: Allegations against A.G. John Swallow 'disappointing'

Obama interprets Isaiah, but did he know what he was saying?

Safety and equal pay top concerns for Salt Lake women, report says

Housing sales add strength to Utah economy, boosting consumer confidence


Highland mayor not interested in running again (Daily Herald)

Eagar: GP rejection of Common Core a 'rallying point' (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Economy remains top priority (Standard-Examiner)

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